Kodak C663 Review

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Kodak Easyshare C663


Record Mode Screens & Menus




Kodak EasyShare C663

Here's a live screen showing the AUTO record mode. Icons across the top indicate the flash is in Auto mode, 6.0MP image size, 94 pictures remaining, upper right icon indicates we are using an optional SD memory card, halfway down the left side is the live histogram display, and the "0.0" on the bottom is the exposure compensation value. You can change this value by pressing up or down on the 4-way controller.



Kodak EasyShare C663

When you half-press the shutter to achieve the focus and exposure lock, the AF target marks will turn green and show what area it is focusing on. The shutter speed and aperture values are also displayed.



Kodak EasyShare C663

Scene mode lets you select from: portrait, sport, children, party, beach, snow, fireworks, flower, self portrait, backlight, night portrait, night landscape, manner/museum, and text. As you navigate the menu, a description of each mode and hints for using it are presented.



Kodak EasyShare C663

Auto menu options:

    Picture Size - 6.0 MP, 5.3 MP (3:2 aspect ratio), 4.0 MP, 3.1 MP, 1.1 MP

    AF Control - Continuous AF, Single AF

    Color Mode - High Color, Natural Color, Low Color, B&W or Sepia

    Sharpness - High, Normal or Low

    Set Album - Select an image folder

    Image Storage - Auto (select card if used or internal) or Internal

    Setup Menu - Enter SETUP menu





Kodak EasyShare C663

Here you can see Program record mode. It allows more control over the exposure process. Icons indicate Auto flash mode, 6.0MP image size, 93 pictures remaining, optional SD card is being used, the live histogram display, exposure compensation (0.0), and the ISO is set to Auto. To change from Program to Manual mode press up or down on the 4-way controller.



Kodak EasyShare C663

Manual mode is just like Program, but allows you to set the desired shutter speed and aperture values. the "-4.0" is the exposure indicator. You want to get it as close to 0.0 as possible. Again, the 4-way controller is used to change these settings.



Kodak EasyShare C663

P/M menu options:

    Exposure Bracketing - Off or ±0.3, ±0.7, ±1.0

    Exposure Compensation - Override the metering by ±2.0EV in 0.3 steps

    Picture Size - 6.0 MP, 5.3 MP (3:2 aspect ratio), 4.0 MP, 3.1 MP, 1.1 MP

    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Open Shade

    Focus Zone - Multi-zone, Center-zone

    AF Control - Continuous AF, Single AF

    Color Mode - High Color, Natural Color, Low Color, B&W or Sepia

    Sharpness - High, Normal or Low

    Reset - restores all settings to factory default

    Set Album - Select an image folder

    Image Storage - Auto (select card if used or internal) or Internal

    Setup Menu - Enter SETUP menu





Kodak EasyShare C663

The C360 has a very respectable macro (close-up) focusing mode with coverage from 2 -- 28 in. (0.05 -- 0.7 m) in wide, 9 -- 28 in. (0.22 -- 0.7 m) in tele.



Kodak EasyShare C663

You can record VGA 640 x 480 or QVGA 320 x 240 motion video with audio. The length of the movies is dependent on available space on your memory card. You can select a maximum clip length of 5, 15 or 30 seconds if desired. The optical zoom can be preset before recording but not during.


Kodak EasyShare C663

Video Record menu options:

    Video Size - 640x480 or 320x240

    Set Album - Select an image folder

    Video Length - Continuous, 5, 15, 30 seconds

    Image Storage - Auto (select card if used or internal) or Internal

    Setup Menu - Enter SETUP menu





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